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XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017
3. September 2017 - 6. September 2017
Motto: A Global Vision of Prevention
Topic 1: Vision Zero – From vision to reality
Vision Zero aims to inculcate a mindset that all injuries and ill-health arising from work are preventable. It calls for a paradigm shift at every level of an organisation, from one of fault-finding, to one that focuses on finding solutions to prevent injuries and ill-health. To achieve this would require commitment from all stakeholders across all levels in the workforce.
Topic 2: Healthy work – Healthy Life
Our future World of Work is becoming more challenging, complex and fast-paced. Correspondingly, the link between work environment and employees’ health is getting stronger. To improve employees’ health and ensure that they can work longer and live healthier, the interconnected issues of occupational safety and employees’ health are best managed in a comprehensive and integrated manner. The integrated approach is one where employees and employers work together continuously to sustain, protect and promote each other’s safety and health in the workplace.
Topic 3: People-centred prevention
Protecting employees is the heart of what occupational safety and health (OSH) is about. To build inclusive workplaces for OSH to thrive, components such as demographic changes, ageing, gender, culture and education are important. To support these efforts, sustainable strategies for the promotion, protection and education of our people are critical.